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Topic: Gatekeeper

Mac Gatekeeper vulnerability allows installation of malware

06/25/2019, 05:06 pm

A flaw with the Gatekeeper authentication feature in macOS, a tool designed to keep malware off Mac, is reportedly being exploited to deliver a malicious software package nicknamed "OSX/Linker."

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Apple's macOS Catalina is first to require app notarization by default

06/03/2019, 04:06 pm

Apps that have not passed through Apple's software security process will be prevented from running on macOS Catalina by an updated version of Gatekeeper.

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macOS Gatekeeper 'easily' fooled into running malicious apps, says researcher

05/25/2019, 11:05 am

A security researcher has detailed how a user can be tricked into running potentially malicious applications, bypassing Gatekeeper, with the disclosure three months after he's told Apple.

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Apple amping up requirements for app notarization starting in macOS 10.14.5

04/09/2019, 07:04 am

All new apps developed using a fresh Developer ID must be notarized to pass through Gatekeeper from macOS 10.14.5 onwards, Apple has advised, with the extra security process requirement landing ahead of an expansion to all macOS software in a future update.

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Another Mac-specific malware pops up, but Apple's Gatekeeper still prevents infection

07/07/2016, 03:07 pm

A second piece of Mac-specific malware has been discovered this week, one that could expose the passwords stored in the macOS Keychain. But once again, Apple's Gatekeeper security -- when properly configured -- will block the attack from succeeding.

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New Mac malware can remotely access FaceTime camera, but macOS Gatekeeper users are protected

07/06/2016, 10:07 am

A new piece of Mac-targeting malware is in the wild, potentially allowing hackers to remotely execute code and even control the FaceTime camera on a user's computer, but Apple's own Gatekeeper security prevents the unsigned app from being installed.

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How to install and run Mac apps that don't come from the Mac App Store

04/13/2016, 02:04 pm

Apple has introduced a number of features designed to protect users from malware in OS X, but these tools occasionally go too far when trying to save people from themselves.

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OS X El Capitan still exposed to vulnerabilities in Gatekeeper & Keychain, researchers say

09/30/2015, 03:09 pm

OS X El Capitan, launched earlier on Wednesday, still contains serious vulnerabilities in its Gatekeeper and Keychain features, according to security researchers.

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Rumor: Undisclosed security breach cause of Apple's new Gatekeeper app signing policy

08/18/2014, 10:08 pm

A report on Monday suggests Apple's recently modified OS X app signing policy is the result of an undisclosed Developer Portal security breach that leaked keys for multiple services, including Gatekeeper.

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